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Book Review: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 08, 2019)

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

As its name suggests, A Brief History of Time sets out the history...


How to Die in Space

by Paul M. Sutter Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2020)

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos

So you've fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself,...


Physics

by Scientific American & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (August 25, 2020)

Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about how the universe could work--from hidden extra dimensions in Interstellar to life as a mental projection in The Matrix. But these imaginings seem downright...


The End of Everything

by Katie Mack & Gabra Zackman Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

“[A] pleasure...I found it helpful--not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding--to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” --James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review

“A thrilling tour of potential...


The End of Everything

by Katie Mack Scribner (August 04, 2020)

“[A] pleasure...I found it helpful--not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding--to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” --James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review

“A thrilling tour of potential...


Star Settlers

by Fred Nadis Pegasus Books (August 04, 2020)

The story behind the elite scientists, technologists, SF enthusiasts, and billionaires who believe that humanity’s destiny is to populate the stars . . .

Does humanity have a destiny “in the stars?” Should...


The Backyard Astronomer's Field Guide

by David Dickinson Page Street Publishing (July 20, 2020)

Discover Beautiful Nebulas, Constellations, Deep Sky Objects and More with Your Telescope

David Dickinson, co-author of The Universe Today Ultimate Guide to Viewing the Cosmos, has created the ultimate field...


Seeking the Multiverse

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (June 30, 2020)

Instead of "what if the South won the Civil War?" cosmologists ask, "what if the constants that make up the fundamental building blocks of physics were different?" Physicists argue that any slight change to...


Primal Wisdom of the Ancients

by Laird Scranton Inner Traditions (July 07, 2020)

Examines how the similarities of symbols and wisdom across many cultures point to an ancient civilizing plan and system of ancient instruction

• Reveals the shared cosmological knowledge of Dogon and Maori...


Wonders of the Cosmos

by Scientific American & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

"Cosmos" comes from a Greek word for an orderly and systematic universe. In this book, we present the most riveting discoveries and mind-bending ideas about our cosmic home, from what we know of the origins...


The Search for Life on Mars

by Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth Arcade (June 23, 2020)

Published to coincide with the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission this summer, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet.

From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to...


Exploring Mars

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

Our nearest planetary neighbor has been the subject of endless fascination and wide-ranging theories throughout history. Is there life on Mars? Was there ever life on Mars? What was the atmosphere like thousands...


Origins

by Yves Coppens, Hubert Reeves, Dominique Simonnet & Joel de Rosney Skyhorse (November 07, 2011)

In this potent book, three eminent scientists--an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist--ponder and discuss some of the basic questions that have obsessed humankind through the ages, and...


Galileo's Mistake

by Wade Rowland Arcade (December 03, 2011)

The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstitionof Galileo as a lonely, courageous freethinker oppressed by a reactionary...


100 Things to See in the Night Sky, Expanded Edition

by Dean Regas Adams Media (June 16, 2020)

Discover the amazing wonders of the night sky with this expanded edition to 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, perfect for every amateur stargazer and armchair astronomer!

Keep your feet on the ground and experience...


How to Die in Space

by Paul Sutter Pegasus Books (June 02, 2020)

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos.

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for...


Galileo

by Mario Livio & Jonathan Davis Simon & Schuster Audio (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


Hawking

by Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick First Second (July 01, 2019)

Following their New York Times-bestselling graphic novel Feynman, Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick deliver a gripping biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time.

From his early...


Mask of the Sun

by John Dvorak Pegasus Books (March 07, 2017)

What do Emily Dickinson, slave revolts, Babylonian Kings, and Monticello all have in common? A solar eclipse. Whether it was deciding on the location of a grand home (or castle), inspiring poetry, timing battles...


The Unknown Universe

by Stuart Clark Pegasus Books (July 05, 2016)

A groundbreaking guide to the universe and how our latest deep-space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know—and what we don't.

On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the...


How to Read the Solar System

by Paul Abel Pegasus Books (January 15, 2015)

What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel, provide a fascinating guided...


We Are Not Alone

by Dirk Schulze-Makuch & David Darling Oneworld Publications (March 01, 2011)

Life on Mars exists but we are too timid to accept the facts

Life on Mars exists but are we brave enough to accept the facts?

Extraterrestrial life exists and there’s evidence to prove it

The question ‘are...


Paths from Science Towards God

by Arthur R. Peacocke Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

Author is winner of 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, worth $1 million dollars.

By applying the principles of scientific thought to theological matters, Arthur Peacocke argues that the divine principle...


See It with a Small Telescope

by Will Kalif Ulysses Press (December 26, 2017)

Have Fun Exploring the Stars with Close-up Views of Space Objects Right from Your Own Backyard

Take the mystery and struggle out of discovering new worlds. With hands-on tips, tricks and instructions, this book...


A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

by Mark Thompson Pegasus Books (November 08, 2016)

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets, taking in everything...


Galileo

by Mario Livio Simon & Schuster (May 05, 2020)

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history’s greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. “We...


Heaven on Earth

by L. S. Fauber Pegasus Books (December 03, 2019)

Before the invention of the telescope, people used nothing more than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky. So how did four men in the 1500's, though of different nationality, age, religion,...


Chasing the Sun

by Linda Geddes Pegasus Books (October 01, 2019)

Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. Little wonder then that humans have long worshipped and revered our nearest star: life itself arose on earth because its relationship with the sun was...


Einstein's Shadow

by Seth Fletcher & Sean Pratt HarperAudio (October 09, 2018)

Einstein's Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our...


Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

by Lisa Randall & Carrington MacDuffie HarperAudio (October 27, 2015)

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter...


Georges Lemaître

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Georges Lemaître in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of Georges Lemaître....


Into the Black

by Rowland White, Eric Meyers & Richard Truly Simon & Schuster Audio (April 19, 2016)

A book "no aviation buff will want to miss" (The Wall Street Journal) and "the perfect tale that educates as it entertains" (#1 bestselling author Clive Cussler), Into the Black recaptures the historic moments...


The Physics of Star Wars

by Patrick Johnson & Jonathan Davis Simon & Schuster Audio (November 07, 2017)

Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away--perfect...


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


Mission to Mars

by Buzz Aldrin, John Pruden, Leonard David & Andrew Aldrin Blackstone Publishing (May 07, 2013)

Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vitaladvocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as weknow it. As a pioneering astronaut who set foot on the moon duringmankind's...


Mapping the Heavens

by Priyamvada Natarajan & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (April 26, 2016)

Mapping the Heavens provides a tour of the "greatest hits" of cosmological discoveries--the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place filled with...


Origins

by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (September 02, 2014)

A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos

Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial,but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the currentcross-pollination among geology, biology,...


The Edge of the Sky

by Roberto Trotta & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (September 23, 2014)

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to darkenergy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edgeof the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


A Universe from Nothing

by Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance & Richard Dawkins Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2012)

Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?

Lawrence Krauss’ provocative answers to these and other timeless...


Proving Einstein Right

by S. James Gates, Cathie Pelletier & Beresford Bennett Public Affairs (Perseus imprint) (September 24, 2019)

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding...


Strange New Worlds

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2014)

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer RayJayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--andalien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, aftermillennia...


The Accidental Universe

by Alan Lightman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2014)

From the acclaimedauthor of Einstein's Dreams and Mr. g comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recentscientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place inthe cosmos.

With...


Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure intoneutrinos and the scientists who pursue them.

For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentricscientists around the world have been searching for...


The First Three Minutes

by Steven Weinberg & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened when the universe began, and how we know. According to the latest cosmological knowledge, Weinberg describes...


The Pluto Files

by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (January 19, 2009)

In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it’s a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto’s...


Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries

by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays that he wrote for Natural...


The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

by David Bercovici & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (November 22, 2016)

Covering 13.8 billion years, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization

With wonder, wit, and flair--and in record time and space--geophysicist...


The 4 Percent Universe

by Richard Panek & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2011)

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every...


Mars Rover Curiosity

by Rob Manning, William L. Simon & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (October 21, 2014)

In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge aboutourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our mostfundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten yearsand...


Complexity and Chaos

by Roger White, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (May 07, 2006)

Newtonian physics described a regular, clocklike world of forces and reaction; randomness was equated with incomplete knowledge. But scientists in the late twentieth century have found patterns in things formerly...